Removable braces – for a correct bite
Fixed braces and aligners are the most common methods of orthodontic treatment, but in some specific cases we will advise our patients that the best type of treatment for them is removable braces.
The most common uses for removable braces are:
Interceptive work: This refers to early treatment to correct specific problems, such as bite and growth problems. These patients may need a further course of orthodontic treatment when they are older. This is why we recommend seeing patients at an early age, so that problems can be addressed in order to make future orthodontic treatment more successful.
Correcting jaw problems: This will help give the jaws the optimum environment to grow in proportion to each other.
Removable braces aren’t just limited to children; certain bite problems and minor alignment problems can be corrected in adult patients as well.
Another treatment option for correcting malocclusions (bad bites) is a functional appliance. The most common type is the twin block. Made up of two parts (hence the name), the twin block is designed to sit at the back of your mouth to help your jaw grow correctly. It is when your jaw is out of alignment that a bad bite occurs.
Twin blocks can be removed for eating, brushing and flossing but to ensure it is working at its most effective, both parts should fit snugly together and be worn as instructed.
Book a free consultation with us at Share A Smile Orthodontics to discuss removable braces.